BOX ELDER COUNTY - March 3, 2022
Rumors of the Freedom Convoy’s whereabouts were flying higher and faster than the flag in a forty-mile-an-hour wind but in the end, there was a lot of flag waving on the overpasses throughout Box Elder County. There was also horn honking and lights flashing in support of the convoy‘s purpose, wherever it was!
On Wednesday, March 2, a massive nationwide truck convoy on its way to Washington, D.C. protesting government overreach in regards to recent COVID-19 mandates and restrictions passed through Utah heading south from Boise, Idaho. As they entered Box Elder County on I-84 and then to I-15 southbound, crowds of people gathered at overpasses along the route to show their support by waving flags, holding up hand-made signs and more.
While conflicting reports about the convoy's exact whereabouts and how many were part of the group made for plenty of confusion both the community and BRVNEWS.com, in the end supporters reflected on what it all really means.
"Maybe it was a little disappointing but why aren't we out here more often showing our patriotism? Why do we need a reason?" asked one proud American showing support for the convoy at an overpass between Honeyville and Calls Fort along I-15 in Box Elder County.
"Thinking back about it, it was still really cool. So many Americans standing out there supporting freedom. I really hoped that many more join them but regardless, it was still a good experience," said Jennifer Bjorn from Tremonton.
Jason, Stephanie, Seleena, Dallin and Jacelyn Frank, a family from Montana driving home from Las Vegas, saw people at the same overpass and got off the freeway to be part of the group of supporters where they stayed for three hours. They even had a flag in their car and everything.
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"It was touching seeing all those people waving flags in solidarity and I'm sure all the truckers out today, whether in the convoy or not, appreciated it," added Londi Branson from Tremonton.
At the Tremonton/Bothwell overpass along I-84, Tammy Thompson from Tremonton added her own thoughts about the convoy.
"I appreciate the sacrifice they are making. The cost of fuel, lost revenue, wear and tear on their equipment and time away from family while standing up for freedom," Thompson said.
Photos by Ellen Cook, Cari Doutre and John Hurley/BRVNEWS.com
Photos below by BRVNEWS.com's Ellen Cook were
taken at an overpass along I-15 near Honeyville and Calls Fort.
Photos below taken by BRVNEWS.com photographer John Hurley were taken at both the Elwood exit overpass along I-15 and the Tremonton/Bothwell I-84 exit overpass.
Photos below by Cari Doutre from BRVNEWS.com were
taken at the I-84 exit overpass near Tremonton and Bothwell.